Jo Gilbert

Chiswick Swift Action – Book to Help Swifts 2023

Projects Swifts

Swifts are amazing birds that are now on the red list vulnerable to extinction.  We need to help them!  There are swift nesting sites across Chiswick, however, as new builds and restoration work is carried out, these nesting sites are lost.  Swifts nest in the … Read more


Thanks, Chiswick Repair Cafe Volunteers!

Projects Swifts Volunteers

As part of our “Swift Action” project, volunteers from Chiswick Repair Cafe were asked if they would consider making some swift boxes for us. We were overwhelmed and delighted when we heard that twelve boxes will be winging their way to us soon! We really … Read more


Hedgehog Highways Are Go!

Hedgehogs Projects

We have hedgehogs in Chiswick and they need our help to survive! One of the best actions you can take to help them is to put a small 13cm hole in your fence or wall to give them access to your garden and others.   We … Read more


Register Now to Put in A Hedgehog Highway. Save Our Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

This is really important to allow our hedgehogs to move the mile they require each night safely and to help them find habitat that is suitable for nesting, mating and food supplies. We need to provide a green highway by cutting a small 13cm hole … Read more


Snout’s First Trip Out! A book written for hedgehogs (and young humans)

Hedgehogs

Joanne Gilbert, Founder of WildChiswick, has written a book for children about hedgehogs. This is a children’s book with beautiful illustrations, a lovely story with an educational element explaining what hedgehogs need from us to help them survive.   The book costs £6.99 plus postage … Read more


An Evening With Ruth Brookes, Kew Gardens

GuestSpeaker KewGardens

26th April, 7pm-8.45pm St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, Chiswick, W4 3DZ. Ruth has been working in countryside management for 10 years both for the National Trust and more recently, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. She has a passion for the UK countryside and the biodiversity … Read more


Chiswick School Help Out on the Wildlife Allotment.

Allotment

November 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting 12 pupils from Chiwick School who came along to help us develop the wildlife allotment. Organised by Time Givers, the pupils helped start a dead-hedge, dig a trench for a living hedge, build a hibernaculum for amphibians, … Read more


School and Staveley Road Wildlife Area Revamps

Allotment

WILDCHISWICK is helping Cavendish School revamp their wildlife area.  This will become a place for the children to learn about wildlife and have a mindful area in which to learn. Help from the public would be most appreciated.  18th September has been set by Emma … Read more


Hedgehog Talks at Grove Park School

Hedgehogs Schools Talks

We had a fantastic time over the past two mornings (April 21st and 22nd) at Grove Park School. We presented at their assemblies and talked about hedgehogs. We explained what a hedgehog is, what they do throughout the year, problems they face and then lots … Read more


ZSL Research proves hedgehogs need gardens to survive in London

Hedgehogs

WildChiswick worked with ZSL LondonHogwatch this year to place cameras across areas of Chiswick to monitor for hedgehog activity.  Today they released their findings from monitoring across London boroughs over several years.  This showed that green spaces with mixed habitat, allotments and having access to … Read more